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#ConnectWithNature: Mental Health Awareness Week 10-16 May 2021

Monday 10 May marks the launch of Mental Health Awareness Week, the UK’s national week to raise awareness of mental health.

The week, which is hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, is in its 21st year and runs from 10-16 May.
This year, the theme for the week is ‘Nature’. Across the country, people will be celebrating the mental health benefits of being around nature in their local community in a range of digital and creative ways.

During Mental Health Awareness Week, you can get involved by doing three things: 

  • Experience nature: take time to recognise and grow your connection with nature during the week. Take a moment to notice and celebrate nature in your daily life. You might be surprised by what you notice!
  • Share nature: Take a photo, video or sound recording and share the connections you’ve made during the week, to inspire others. Join the discussion on how you’re connecting with nature by using the hashtags #ConnectWithNature #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek
  • Talk about nature: use MHAW tips, school packs, research and policy guides to discuss in your family, school, workplace and community how you can help encourage people to find new ways to connect with nature in your local environment.
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Campus Walks

There are a number of short walks and green spaces on campus, which are available for all to enjoy. The walks take you through some of the natural areas of campus, which can help with wellbeing.

Student Blog

"Okay, so maybe I’m a bit biased, but the lakes around Lakeside are lovely.": Our English Language and Linguistics student blogger, Sophie, talks about their "favourite places on campus"

Try out Voi e-scooters around Campus

As part of our transport and mobility strategy to provide you with a wider range of sustainable travel options, we now have Voi e-scooters for you to try out around campus.

Global Connections Community: Tea and Talk

Global Connections is an informal community based on Microsoft Teams where all Warwick students can come together. Tea and Talk is a chance to connect with other students or have an informal chat around each week's theme.

Staff Wellbeing Hub

Find out about the psychological and emotional wellbeing support available to staff members.